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Museum of Prehistoric Thera

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This is the treasure house that displays pots and frescoes from the famed excavations at Akrotiri. Note the fresco fragments with the painted swallows (who flocked here because they loved the cliffs) and the women in Minoan dresses. The swallows, which still come in spring, remain the island's favorite design motif. The fossilized olive leaves from 60,000 BC prove the olive to be indigenous.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Mitropoleos, behind big church, Fira, Santorini 84700
  • Phone: 22860/23217; 22860/25405
  • Cost: €3
  • Hours: Nov.–Mar., Tues.–Sun. 8–3; Apr.–Oct.: Mon., Wed.–Sun. 9–4
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  • Location: Fira
Updated: 12-19-2013

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